UUs Join Women’s March

Rev. Terry Davis, Northwest’s minister, led congregation members and joined other Georgia UUs in Atlanta’s Women’s March for Social Justice, a sister protest of the Women’s March on Washington. Despite heavy morning rains, more than 60,000 people gathered in downtown Atlanta as clouds dispersed and sunshine filled the streets. Watch this video of the march.  

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When We Disagreed

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[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/292557637″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] by Jay Kiskel, Worship Associate Delivered at Northwest Unitarian Universalist Congregation on October 30, 2016 With whom do we covenant? To whom do we extend our promise to honor the strength found in our diversity, to embrace the full measure of our common humanity, to communicate in kindness? I would like us to ponder the […]

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Welcome Dana Poss

On Sunday, August 28, 2016 Northwest members and friends had an opportunity to say “hello” to Dana Poss, Northwest’s Acting Director of Religious Education (DRE). Last Sunday, there was a tearful, hug-filled “good-bye” to Northwest’s long time DRE, Elizabeth Hickman. We are sorry to see Elizabeth step down, but are very happy to secure such a skilled and experienced interim […]

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Thank you, Elizabeth!

On Sunday, August 21, 2016, Northwest members bade farewell to their long time Director of Religious Education (DRE) Elizabeth Hickman during a reception held after the service. Amid tears, hugs and smiles many people thanked Elizabeth for her wonderful and loving service to the children of Northwest. Elizabeth Hickman became Northwest’s DRE in 2011. In a letter to the congregation […]

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We are Orlando

Rev. Terry Davis, along with members of Northwest and UUCA, were among the estimated 2,000 persons who gathered on June 14 at Atlanta’s National Center for Civil and Human Rights Center to honor the lost lives and wounded victims in the aftermath of Sunday’s deadly mass shooting at an Orlando gay night club. The “We are Orlando: Vigil and Community Gathering” hosted by the LGBT Institute […]

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Northwest and Other UUs Wear Orange

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Unitarian Universalists from Emerson and Northwest congregations gathered with others on June 2, 2016 in Marietta East Cobb Park to show their support for gun safety awareness. The event was part of a nationwide awareness campaign by Wear Orange. Wear Orange emerged from the tragic shooting of Hadiya Pendleton on January 21, 2013 in Chicago. Hadiya one week earlier had […]

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Northwest Represented at The Mountain’s Annual Meeting

Several Northwest members and friends attended the Annual Meeting of the Mountain Retreat and Learning Center in Highlands, NC over the Memorial Day weekend (May 27 – 29, 2016). The Mountain, founded by Unitarian Universalists in 1979, is a non-profit year-round ecologically conscious retreat and learning center serving businesses, non-profits, schools, churches and other groups. The Mountain also offers a […]

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A Not So Peaceful Journey

On this personal spiritual journey I have learned quite a bit about Unitarians and Universalists who have long preceded us. I have learned that their collective journey in the never-ending evolution of our faith tradition has been filled with times of peace and times of challenge.

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Northwest’s Special Mother’s Day Tradition

Northwest continued a long-time Mother’s Day tradition with the sharing of red and white carnations. A red carnation was offered to people whose mother was still alive and a white carnation to those whose mother had passed away. Longtime member Hugh Fordyce brought this tradition to Northwest. Hugh’s hometown of Webster, West Virginia was also the home of Anna Jarvis, the founder […]

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